Sontronics DM-1T, DM-1S and DM-1B

Time+Space has announced that it is now shipping the Sontronics DM-1T, DM-1S and DM-1B, three condenser microphones designed specifically for drums.

The DM-1T and DM-1S are small-diaphragm pencil-style condenser mics designed to work on tom (DM-1T) and snare (DM-1S). With a cardioid polar pattern and switchable -15dB pad, the characteristics of each mic have been tailored to pick up those specific nuances from the different drums. Each mic comes with a metal drum mount and mic clip.

Meanwhile, the DM-1B is a large-diaphragm, end-fire condenser mic that can cope with up to 150dB (with the -15dB pad switched in) and comes in an aluminium flightcase. DM-1B is designed specifically for kick drum but also gives impressive results on bass instruments and bass guitar cabinets.

The mics are available to buy individually, allowing producers to build up their set with extra tom or bass mics, as suits their specific needs, and perhaps throwing in a Sontronics STC-1S or a pair of ORPHEUS as the ideal overheads, as their budget allows.

The DM-1T, DM-1S and DM-1B are all covered by SONTRONICS’ Lifetime Warranty and come with a free download of Toontrack’s EZdrummer Lite.

All three microphones are available now from UK distributor Time+Space and authorised dealers, priced at £119.99 each for the DM-1T and DM-1S; the DM-1B is £299.99 GBP.

More information: Time+Space